umbilicus


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um·bil·i·cus

 (ŭm-bĭl′ĭ-kəs, ŭm′bə-lī′kəs)
n. pl. um·bil·i·ci (-sī′)
1. See navel.
2. Biology A small opening or depression similar to a navel, as the hollow at the base of the shell of some gastropod mollusks, one of the openings in the shaft of a feather, or the hilum of a seed.

[Latin umbilīcus; see nobh- in Indo-European roots.]

umbilicus

(ʌmˈbɪlɪkəs; ˌʌmbɪˈlaɪkəs)
n, pl -bilici (-ˈbɪlɪˌsaɪ; -bɪˈlaɪsaɪ)
1. (Biology) biology a hollow or navel-like structure, such as the cavity at the base of a gastropod shell
2. (Anatomy) anatomy a technical name for the navel
[C18: from Latin: navel, centre; compare Latin umbō shield boss, Greek omphalos navel]
umbiliform adj

um•bil•i•cus

(ʌmˈbɪl ɪ kəs, ˌʌm bəˈlaɪ kəs)

n., pl. -bil•i•ci (-ˈbɪl əˌsaɪ, -bəˈlaɪ saɪ)
2. a navellike formation, as the hilum of a seed.
[1605–15; < Latin umbilīcus navel]
navel, umbilicus, belly button, omphalodium - The navel is also the umbilicus, belly button, or omphalodium; navel and umbilicus share the same Indo-European root.
See also related terms for navel.

umbilicus

(or navel) An abdominal scar left by removal of the umbilical cord after birth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.umbilicus - a scar where the umbilical cord was attachedumbilicus - a scar where the umbilical cord was attached; "you were not supposed to show your navel on television"; "they argued whether or not Adam had a navel"; "she had a tattoo just above her bellybutton"
abdomen, belly, stomach, venter - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
Translations

umbilicus

[ˌʌmbɪˈlaɪkəs] N (umbilici (pl)) [ˌʌmbəˈlaɪsaɪ]ombligo m

umbilicus

nNabel m

um·bil·i·cus

n. ombligo, depresión en el centro del abdomen que marca el punto de inserción del cordón umbilical.

umbilicus

n (pl -ci) ombligo
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The study participants were women who presented with a history of painful umbilical nodules or bleeding from the umbilicus, during or immediately after menstruation, in the absence of previous surgery for either gynaecological disorders or a caesarean section.
Depth of analgesia and area of desensitization: The presence of analgesia was observed by pin prick at posterior abdomen (caudal to umbilicus), anterior abdomen (cranial to umbilicus up to diaphragm), thigh region, tail, perineum, anal region and pedal reflex (digits of hind limb) at 0 (before injection), and at 15, 30, 60, 90, 120 and 240 min.
WHEN A 36-YEAR-OLD WOMAN underwent robotic hysterectomy, the gynecologist inserted a plastic trocar and sleeve through the patient's umbilicus to access the abdominal cavity at 7:30 AM.
He reported that 1 week earlier he had removed a tick from his umbilicus while farming in Adana, in the Mediterranean region of Turkey.
Physical examination revealed that the patient was hypotonic and that abdominal contents had herniated through the umbilicus.
Although the Spigelian aponeurosis extends from the pubic tubercle to the costal cartilage of the eighth rib, most of SHs are located in a 6 cm wide region inferior to the umbilicus and superior to the interspinous line, which is called as the Spigelian hernia belt (Figure 1).
at Duke University in Durham, NC using the magnetic surgical system with only one incision in the umbilicus (belly button).
Umbilicus was erythematous and swollen with pus discharging.
It typically presents as a tiny segment of bright red, slightly wet flesh that remains in the umbilicus after cord separation, where normal healing should have happened.
Patients with beltline locations above the level of the umbilicus may require a catheter with a preformed bend in the intercuff segment that produces a downwardly directed exit site.
The umbilicus in calves, consists of urachus, umbilical vein and paired umbilical arteries.